Pure decadence. These easy chocolate truffles can be customized with your favorite extract and are perfect with peppermint for the holidays!
Divine chocolate. Chocolate truffles. EASY chocolate truffles. Five ingredient, easy chocolate truffles. Five ingredient, easy chocolate truffles with peppermint. You are speakin my language.
I always have grand DIY Christmas gift plans–these infused holiday spirits, fun flavored cooking oils, aromatherapy bath salts . . . Then I remember that I have a 60 hour work week, a holiday shopping list a mile long, and a puppy that loves to snuggle when it’s cold outside. Scratch those ideas.
Easy chocolate truffles – comin’ atchya! Peppermint chocolate truffles for our friends buried in snow. Vanilla chocolate truffles for our friends with kids. Rum chocolate truffles for the boozy friends (Kim and Alli–here’s lookin at you, kids). Pick a flavored extract that is speaking to you! I had peppermint hot chocolate on the brain and these were the cure.
When making truffles, water is the ENEMY. Anyone who has ever had a bowl of perfectly melted chocolate seize on her knows this rule all too well. Throughout this entire process, just make sure to keep a dish towel thrown over your shoulder. Double-check to make sure the bowl, the stirring spoon, and your hands are 100% dry. Then you’re good to go.
Topping these truffles is just as fun as making them! You’ll see a lot of people roll truffles in cocoa powder . . . I can’t do it. I know they’re pretty and elegant and all the famous chocolatiers have truffles rolled in cocoa powder. But . . . ewwww. They are so bitter. To each his own. Give me some milk chocolate piled on top of my milk chocolate, please. I ALWAYS use Kroger brand candy coating–it comes in milk chocolate or vanilla bricks, and it is always perfect. Easy to melt, smooth and shiny finish, and it tastes DELISH. Top them with white chocolate drizzle, crushed candy, colored sugar, sprinkles. . . sky is the limit! And if you want a sweeter truffle, try rolling them in powdered sugar.
What flavor truffles are you loving right now???